Lorne Holden is an award winning artist and author living in New England.
What inspires you to write?
An accomplished performer and film maker, Holden wrote her first book in response to a very real situation in her life: as a single mother with a very young child, she felt she had no time. Then, in a single moment, she learned that if she could do things in tiny amounts of time each day, she could actually DO things. The concept revolutionized her life and when discussing it with a colleague, he enthusiastically said “There’s a book!”
And so there is!
Tell us about your writing process
As in the method described in the book, I wrote this book in ten minutes a day. If that sounds glib – it is absolutely not. If I hadn’t walked forward in small increments each day, the book would never have been completed. I only ever had small pieces of time each day, and I grabbed them. The power in this way of working is profound, and it’s a key for people who are still waiting to write their book because they feel they don’t have time. In fact, there is time in the cracks of the day that can be grabbed and used to great effect.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to self-publish because two precise things happened- I heard a talk by Vic Johnson about the possibilities in the eBook market and I heard Kathryn Stockett say she spent three years and was rejected by sixty agents before anyone would accept “The Help.” I didn’t want to spend that kind of time, or face that amount of rejection. I knew my book came from a true place and would be a great help to others. I simply got behind my own idea and dove in.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The book publishing world in in such a sea change, I can only imagine that it will continue to be a fluid, evolving place for quite some time. I don’t think traditional publishers will go away, but it’s clear that change is in the air. I chose to self-publish and am really thrilled I did. It’s been a terrific experience and I would recommend it to anyone who is self – propelled. As someone who has produced many major art events in my creative career, transferring my skills to producing and marketing a book has been a natural evolution. Every day is an adventure and I feel a little like Nancy Drew – out in the forest with my flashlight – seeking out new trails of possibility.
What services do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?
Self Help/Time Management
What formats are your books in?
Both Print and eBook
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